| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:42 PM
AJO, Ariz. — One of the things that's so remarkable about Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in Arizona is how different it is from California's national parks.
I'm not talking about desert scrub and cactuses; those things can be found in several...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Five years after the Obama administration's renewable energy initiative touched off a building boom of large-scale solar power plants across the desert Southwest, the pace of development has slowed to a crawl, with a number of companies going out of...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s energy sector rose about 2% in 2013 after declining for several years, federal energy officials reported Monday.
The reversal came because power plants last year burned more coal to generate electricity,...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Florida Power & Light Co. is on the cusp of getting the pipeline it has long wanted to carry natural gas from elsewhere in the nation to Central and South Florida to run the utility's power plants.
But the proposed $3.6 billion project, which FPL...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:28 PM
An industrial accident in Omaha sent at least 10 workers to the hospital and killed some when an animal feed plant collapsed after an apparent explosion, officials said Monday.
Interim Omaha Fire Chief Bernie Kanger said at an afternoon news conference:...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:55 PM
A fire and structural collapse at an animal feed processing plant killed two people and injured 10 others, four critically, Omaha authorities said Monday.
Officials had said the fire at the International Nutrition plant could have been precipitated by...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Investigators returned to an Omaha animal feed plant Tuesday searching for a second body and investigating the cause of the blaze and partial building collapse that killed two and injured at least 10 employees.
[Updated 3:36 p.m.: Authorities...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:29 AM
"We have no plans for it and we don't know what to do with it."
Those words were spoken by Stanley Bates, a planner for the state parks and forests nearly 37 years ago shortly after Oscar Swenson sold the "old Forster powerhouse" and 40 acres surrounding...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The former CEO of Republic Windows and Doors today turned down an offer from Cook County prosecutors to plead guilty to charges he looted the company in the months before its North Side plant was abruptly shuttered in 2008.
The development means that...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:05 PM
A few Sundays ago, a group of us biked from Farmington to the Collinsville section of Canton on the rail trail, and then slowly rode around the village. It is exquisite, one of the loveliest and most historic village centers in the state.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:38 PM
A wide-ranging multibillion-dollar package of incentives comes before Washington state lawmakers Thursday as the state scrambles to ensure that aerospace giant Boeing Co. will build its next major jetliner in the Seattle area.
The company's Long Beach...